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Boston Spring Comedy Preview

Boston is a hotbed for comedy clubs and you don't need to look very far to find a place to take in either the newest or most popular names in the world of comedy.  Whether in Boston proper or on the outskirts of town, it's easy to find a comedy club to spend a night of drinks, in some cases dinner, and an awful lot of laughs.

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Steve Sweeney
Nick's Comedy Stop
100 Warrenton St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 438-1068

Price: $20
Date: April 20 - 21, 2012
Time: 8:30 p.m.

A home town favorite, Steve Sweeney will take to the iconic Boston stage for a two night run to entertain the crowd with hilarious tails of growing up in Boston. He will keep the crowd rolling with laughter as he shares stories Boston folks can surely relate to. Don't miss him at Nick's Comedy Stop, which is located just down the street from the Charles Playhouse. You can often find the best of Boston's local comedians in addition to Steve Sweeney.

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Bobby Collins 
Kowloon Komedy
948 Broadway
Saugus, MA 01906
(781) 484-6002)

Price: $30
Date: May 4, 2012
Time: 8:30 p.m.

This spring, popular comedian Bobby Collins will be appearing at the Kowloon for a single show in May. Collins has stayed true to his comedy club roots and makes more than 200 appearances yearly in comedy clubs around the country. This will be his only appearance in 2012 in the Boston, so find out first hand why he has such a strong following and get ready for a great laugh at Kowloon Komedy.

Rick Jenkins
The Comedy Studio
1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661-6507

Price: $12
Date: May, 5, 2012
Time: 8 p.m.

Don't miss Rick Jenkins at The Comedy Studio. It might just be one of the Boston comedy scene's best-kept secret. The Comedy Studio sits on the third floor of the Hong Kong Restaurant on Mass Ave in Cambridge. Jenkins opened the studio more than 10 years ago. Don't miss Jenkins with special guests Belinda Borrelli, Peter Bowers, James Creelman, Rob Creen, Lillian DeVane, Julie K., PJ  for an unforgettable and unconventional night of spring comedy. Additionally, the club is easily accessible by car and public transportation and located in the center of the most exciting part of Cambridge. Take a date or a group of friends for a night of laughter with Jenkins.

Nightlife & Music Spring Comedy, Kathy Griffin
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Kathy Griffin
Wilbur Theater
246 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 931-2000

Price: $55 - $85
Date & Time: May 23, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., May 24, 2012 at 7 p.m. amd 9:45 p.m.

This spring, comedian and reality television star Kathy Griffin will bring her act to the Wilbur for four shows in two nights.  Famous for her biting commentary of the rich and famous as well as her popular reality show "My Life on the D-List," Griffin is considered one of the country's most popular comedians and her shows tend to sell out quickly. Don't miss her at the Wilbur, located in the heart of the theater district. It originally opened in 1915 and has gone from being a showcase for Broadway shows to the premiere spot in Boston to catch the hottest comedy acts in the country.

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